Ivar Grydeland (born 1 October 1976) is a Norwegian jazz musician (guitar) and composer raised in Kongsberg.
Grydeland was born in Trondheim, Norway, and studied jazz guitar at the Norwegian Academy of Music (1996-2000, and 2001-2003). He started his jazz career in the Big Band 'Ung Musikk' in 1995. He collaborates within the band Huntsville(six albums) together with Tonny Kluften and Ingar Zach, within 'Dans les arbres' (two albums) together with Christian Wallumrød, Xavier Charles and Ingar Zach, and playes with Hanne Hukkelberg. Grydeland plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar and banjo with a mixture of finger picking technique, various types of bows, metal, propellers and electronic devices, he teaches at Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and runs the record label Sofa.
In 2000 Grydeland partisipated together with Tonny Kluften on a project with Tony Oxleyresulting in the album Triangular Screen. On the first album in his own name These Six (2003), he collaborated in a trio with Tonny Kluften and Paul Lovens. With Philipp Wachsmann, Charlotte Hug and Ingar Zach he released the album Wazahugy (2002), and with Jaap Blonk and Ingar Zach Improvisors (2004). In 2006 the release Szc Zcz Cze Zec Eci Cin within the trio Ivar Grydeland/Thomas Lehn/Ingar Zach followed, and Improvisors together with Jaap Blonk and Ingar Zach in 2004. Grydeland collaborated with Leonel Kaplan on the album Portraits 2004 (2011), and he released the critically acclaimed solo album Bathymetric Modes in 2012.